There’s just a wee bit of hype surrounding McDavid, an o ensively dynamic player who even Sidney Crosby said reminded him of Sidney Crosby. Go straight to the NHL, young man.
McDavid’s competition in the 2015 draft will be incoming Boston University freshman Eichel. The big, talented center will likely play just one NCAA season before the NHL calls.
His range of talents makes him a candidate to jump straight from the draft in 2014-15. But chances are, the Flames won’t risk rushing him.
Is it not ‘Teuvo Time’ yet? Perhaps we’ll see the gifted playmaker this season, but Chicago doesn’t plan on rushing the Finnish star. If it takes a year in AHL Rockford, so be it.
The Washington pick could stay in Erie or go to AHL Hershey, meaning the NHL is one more season away. He’s certainly got the puck skills, so he’s in the same boat as Teravainen.
Michael Dal Colle,
Dal Colle has incredible skills and smarts, but needs seasoning. Plus, his 6-foot-2 frame can hold more pounds so another year in Oshawa will help before he cracks the Islanders’ lineup.